More to me than Meets the Eye

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I am from gypsies and horse thieves,
Flowing hair and rushing winds
From the sprawling plains and the "big waters"

I am from beatings and blood
Tears and pain
Abandonment and sorrow

I am from the love of my family
The hate of our enemies

I am from the death of my ancestors
And the birth of my descendants

I am from relationships and heartbreak
From both truth and lies
I am a walking contradiction in which everything resides

I am from the elements
Fire, water, earth and wind

I am from the scorn of my brothers
The love of my mother
The leaving of my father

I am from need and want
Neglect and hunger

I am from the moon and stars
The rain and sun

I am from pride and shame

I am from my beautiful mother
And my ignorant father

I am from my hopes and dreams
And my problems and past





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dreamer_believer said...
Aug. 16, 2009 at 5:42 pm
uhmmm...WOW!? this is really great. i love the title because it matches everything that you put in the poem :) it's very good. and the content in the poem is incredibly heartwrenching and very deep. i love it! :) i really do, this is one of my fave pieces on the site. it's beautiful :) 5 stars! check out some of my work, i would LOVE your opinion. and please keep writing :) i am speechless!!!
 
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